History Literature / HanselAndGretel

13th Oct '17 9:33:25 AM Hedging
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13th Oct '17 9:32:48 AM Hedging
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* HenpeckedHusband: The woodcutter.
4th Oct '17 6:34:11 PM dboxcar
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4th Oct '17 6:33:46 PM dboxcar
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The two siblings then take all of the treasures and valuables from the late witches house and return home. With the stepmother now dead and all the valuables they took from the witch, Hansel and Gretel prosperously with their father from then on.

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The two siblings then take all of the treasures and valuables from the late witches house and return home. With the stepmother now dead and all the valuables they took from the witch, Hansel and Gretel live prosperously with their father from then on.
4th Oct '17 12:35:15 PM yakko
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The next day, Hansel is in a fattening pen, and Gretel is a servant. It seems that the witch [[ImAHumanitarian eats children, once they are properly prepared]]. Hansel stalls for a while -- the old witch can't see well and pinches his finger to test his plumpness and he is able to trick her by holding out a bone -- but eventually she gets tired of waiting decides to roast him and eat as he is, along with Gretel. She orders Gretel to crawl in to check the oven (intending, of course, to shove her in and cook her as well), but Gretel can tell what she has in mind, and pretends she doesn't know how. When the witch bends over to demonstrate it to her, Gretel [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoves her in and slams the door]].

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The next day, Hansel is in a fattening pen, and Gretel is a servant. It seems that the witch [[ImAHumanitarian eats children, once they are properly prepared]]. Hansel stalls for a while -- the old witch can't see well and pinches his finger to test his plumpness and he is able to trick her by holding out a bone -- but eventually she gets tired of waiting waiting, and decides to roast him and eat as he is, along with Gretel.Gretel to compensate for the supposedly measely meal. She orders Gretel to crawl in to check the oven (intending, of course, to shove her in and cook her as well), but Gretel can tell what she has in mind, and pretends she doesn't know how. When the witch bends over to demonstrate it to her, Gretel [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoves her in and slams the door]].
23rd Sep '17 12:45:37 PM nombretomado
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* CulturalTranslation: Being a fairy tale, this is often done. A good example of older fairy tale books in Eastern Europe having the witch be BabaYaga.

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* CulturalTranslation: Being a fairy tale, this is often done. A good example of older fairy tale books in Eastern Europe having the witch be BabaYaga.Literature/BabaYaga.
22nd Sep '17 12:17:39 PM Hedging
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* AdultsAreUseless: Are they ''ever''! The children's birth mother is dead, their stepmother wants to abandon them, their father is cowardly enough to comply to his wife's wishes and the witch desires to eat them for her supper!



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: In at least one version, Hansel and Gretel are escorted home by a magic duck... who the father then kills and cooks for dinner.
* WickedStepmother: In the best known versions of the tale, the plan to abandon Hansel and Gretel in the woods is put forward by their stepmother, and the father only complies because of her pressuring. The trope does not appear in the first edition version recorded by the Grimm brothers (and in occasional retellings of the story), where the woman is the kids' actual mother, and the father shares the blame for abandoning the children.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Also doubles as UngratefulBastard. In at least one version, Hansel and Gretel are escorted home by a magic duck... who the father then kills and cooks for dinner.
* WickedStepmother: In the best known versions of the tale, the plan to abandon Hansel and Gretel in the woods is put forward by their stepmother, and the father only complies because of her pressuring. The trope does not appear in the first edition version recorded by the Grimm brothers (and in occasional retellings of the story), where the woman is the kids' actual mother, and the father shares the blame for abandoning also desires to abandon the children.
22nd Sep '17 7:18:29 AM yakko
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The next day, Hansel is in a fattening pen, and Gretel is a servant. It seems that the witch [[ImAHumanitarian eats children, once they are properly prepared]]. Hansel stalls for a while -- the old witch can't see well and pinches his finger to test his plumpness and he is able to trick her by holding out a bone -- but eventually she decides to roast him. She orders Gretel to crawl in to check the oven (intending, of course, to shove her in and cook her as well), but Gretel pretends she doesn't know how. When the witch bends over to do it, Gretel [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoves her in and slams the door]].

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The next day, Hansel is in a fattening pen, and Gretel is a servant. It seems that the witch [[ImAHumanitarian eats children, once they are properly prepared]]. Hansel stalls for a while -- the old witch can't see well and pinches his finger to test his plumpness and he is able to trick her by holding out a bone -- but eventually she gets tired of waiting decides to roast him. him and eat as he is, along with Gretel. She orders Gretel to crawl in to check the oven (intending, of course, to shove her in and cook her as well), but Gretel can tell what she has in mind, and pretends she doesn't know how. When the witch bends over to do it, demonstrate it to her, Gretel [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoves her in and slams the door]].



* KillItWithFire

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* KillItWithFireKillItWithFire: The witch
20th Sep '17 10:28:09 AM Hedging
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10th Sep '17 12:34:31 AM LordGro
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The tale may have originated during the medieval period of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315-1317 Great Famine]] when people were driven to desperate measures. Children were abandoned to fend for themselves, and there were many reported incidents of cannibalism. Subsequent revisions of the story (such as changing the children's mother into their evil stepmother, and making the father more sympathetic) may have resulted from folk wanting to distance themselves from the true horror of that time.

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The tale may have originated during the medieval period of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315-1317 Great Famine]] when people were driven to desperate measures. Children were abandoned to fend for themselves, and there were many reported incidents of cannibalism. Subsequent revisions of the story (such as changing the children's mother into their evil stepmother, and making the father more sympathetic) may have resulted from folk wanting to distance themselves from the true horror of that time.\n



* {{Bowdlerize}}: In the first edition of the Grimm tales, there was no stepmother; instead both parents agreed to abandon their children. For the second edition, the Grimms changed the mother into a stepmother and added the father's reluctance to follow his wife's plan. This was part of the Grimms' effort to make the tales more palatable as family entertainment.



* WickedStepmother: In most versions of the tale. It's worth mentioning, though, that in the first edition version recorded by the Grimm brothers (and in occasional retellings of the story), she was the kids' actual biological mother, and the father shares the blame for abandoning the children. Apparently some people found that too shocking, [[{{Bowdlerise}} so they changed it]].

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* WickedStepmother: In most the best known versions of the tale. It's worth mentioning, though, that tale, the plan to abandon Hansel and Gretel in the woods is put forward by their stepmother, and the father only complies because of her pressuring. The trope does not appear in the first edition version recorded by the Grimm brothers (and in occasional retellings of the story), she was where the woman is the kids' actual biological mother, and the father shares the blame for abandoning the children. Apparently some people found that too shocking, [[{{Bowdlerise}} so they changed it]].
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